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Tucker gets Mississippi Main Street post

Lori Tucker of Baldwyn, Miss. has been elected the 2015-2016 Manager Representative of the Mississippi Main Street Association Board of Directors. Tucker has served as the Director of the Baldwyn Main Street Chamber since 2008. The MMSA board is made up of a statewide group of business, government and community leaders. Two positions on the […] [...]

Stepan to lead Tenn-Tom group

The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority has hired J. Craig Stepan of Fairhope, Ala., as its administrator. He succeeds Bruce Windham who resigned last year due to illness. Stepan will also serve as president of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Council, the authority’s sister waterway trade association. Before joining the waterway agency, Stepan was President/Owner of Superior […] [...]

The Dan Jones-IHL saga: Is this the story that started it all?

In 2011, the Mississippi Business Journal published a story about Democratic strategist Jere Nash sending an email to Delta Council executive vice president Chip Morgan. In the email, which was included in the court file of James Hahn’s lawsuit against the Delta Health Alliance, Nash discusses ways to bring some combination of public and social embarrassment to former […] [...]

Dan Jones rejects IHL offer, won’t publicly apologize

According to published reports, Dan Jones has rejected a two-year deal from the IHL to return to the University of Mississippi as its chancellor, because the deal would have required him to publicly apologize to the board. In a report by the Clarion Ledger, Jones has reportedly counter-offered that he would accept the two-year offer and […] [...]

OUR VIEW: Give new life to Mississippi Coliseum, Trade Mart

by Published: March 19,2015

Tags: Business, Cindy Hyde-Smith, coliseum, Legislature, Mississippi, NEWS

Parking a problem out in the backyard until the problem goes away may work for some (see Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber and Farish Street). The backyard treatment has been the undeserved fate of the 53-year-old Mississippi Coliseum for more than a decade. This could be the year that changes, however. A makeover for the “Big […] [...]

Dr. David A. Horner named director

Dr. David A. Horner is the new director of the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg.  Horner assumed his new duties Jan. 12, taking over for John West, who has accepted a position with the Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas-Austin. […] [...]

MEC taps Stephanie Patton, Edmond Hughes

The Mississippi Economic Council has announced the 2015 and 2016 officers for Leadership Mississippi. Stephanie Patton, Editor/Publisher of The Leland Progress, will serve as Leadership Mississippi Chair for 2015. Edmond Hughes, Vice President, Human Resources and Administration for Ingalls Shipbuilding, will serve as Leadership Mississippi Chair for 2016. Before purchasing the newspaper in 2011, Patton […] [...]

Wilson Crockett joins Waggoner

Wilson Crockett has joined Waggoneer Engineering in Jackson at a new engineering intern in the firm’s Water Resources Department. In this role, Crockett will focus primarily on transportation drainage design, hydraulic studies for bridge replacement projects and FEMA flood mapping projects. Crockett most recently served as an environmental engineering intern with the Mississippi Department of […] [...]

John Little earns certification

John Little, Venture Technologies Executive Vice President-Enterprise, has achieved the Cisco Business Value Practitioner Certification. Recipients of this certification learn advanced business value related techniques, plus further develop communication and stakeholder management skills. The Cisco Business Transformation certification portfolio is for sales professionals that engage in customer conversations designed to pinpoint a strategic view of […] [...]

JSU’s Dr. Vivian Fuller takes new post

Athletic Director Dr. Vivian Fuller has accepted the post of associate vice provost for Student Affairs, says Jackson State University President Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers. Meyers cited Fuller’s success in improving academic scores within the athletic department. This academic year, JSU led the Southwest Athletic Conference with the number of student-athletes maintaining a 3.0-plus GPA […] [...]

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